We've got a new colorway this week as well--Phaseolus. This colorway has a brand new striping pattern as well--it should stripe with 10 rows of the purple, 5 rows green, and 5 rows pale gold.
Phaseolus is the genus in the family Fabaceae containing about 70 plant species of beans. The bean is a highly variable species with a long history of cultivation. All of the wild members of the species have a climbing habit, but the many cultivars are classified as bush beans or pole beans, depending on their style of growth. These include the kidney bean, the navy bean, the pinto bean, and the wax bean. Beans are grown in every continent except Antarctica.
This colorway was inspired by a sweater knit by one of my dearest friends. She cast it on in 2005, basing the colors off a bean salad she had eaten a few weeks before. It languished unfinished for years, until she pulled it back out again a few months ago. I told her if she finally finished it, I'd dye her some sock yarn to match. Well, she finished it right before Christmas, so Phaseolus was born :)